2.2.6 [SVG11] Section 13.3, Patterns


The specification states:

 SVG's user agent style sheet sets the 'overflow' property for 'pattern' elements to hidden, which causes a rectangular clipping path to be created at the bounds of the pattern tile. Unless the 'overflow' property is overridden, any graphics within the pattern which goes outside of the pattern rectangle will be clipped. Example pattern01 below shows the effect of clipping to the pattern tile.

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The overflow property on pattern elements is always treated as if the value hidden is assigned to it; it cannot be overridden.